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Reviews of Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials

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Green Star: Good! Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Perennials is a Bookworm 20 book. Green Star: Good!

Author (1): Ellen Phillips
Author (2): C. Colston Burrell

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: April 2004
Published by: Rodale Press
List price: £10.92
ISBN Number: 0875968988

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: May 2004
Published by: Rodale Press
List price: $23.95
ISBN Number: 0875968996



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Positive jgompper_41005 On Nov 1, 2010, jgompper_41005 wrote:

Excellent reference source. As a beginning gardener I feel I inadvertently found the bible for the landscaper/gardener. Absolute wealth of invaluable information.

Positive sallyg On Apr 30, 2010, sallyg wrote:

500 page book about equally divided between care and cultural info, and the encyclopedia part with color pictures of course. It seems very complete and helpful.

Positive kentstar On Nov 9, 2009, kentstar wrote:

Great gardening and indentification reference. The most helpful part to me is the "Growing Perennials". As a relatively new gardener it was most helpful to me just getting started, as I already had the perennials planted, and just needed a reference about how to care for them. Very nice encyclopedia to boot. The only change I would make to the encyclopedia is, include more information about such things as pests and diseases common to the plant in question, and winterizing requirements for it. I live in a very cold and snowy area and need more info on how to care for them through winter months. Otherwise, great book! Definitely a must have for any gardener's library, whether newbie or experienced gardener.

Positive podster On Sep 18, 2006, podster wrote:

This book is an excellent reference on Perennials. It assists in the identification and maintenance of a wide selection of perennials. I would recommend this book as an addition to the gardening library.

Positive rsquared On Jul 2, 2006, rsquared wrote:

I bought this book years ago when I started gardening. It was wonderful and I still use it periodically. It has nice pictures too.

I give it as a gift to friends who start gardening because they love my book and I am afraid I may not get it back...very useful for new gardeners!

Positive garden_frog On Apr 14, 2006, garden_frog wrote:

This is an excellent resource. I bought this book when I started gardening and used it to teach myself a good portion of what I know about gardening. 6 years later, I still refer to it when researching new plants. It's got lots of great garden designs included as well a large encyclopedia detailing a lot of perennials. It also has lot's of information including how to treat various plant diseases, how to maintain your soil, how to propogate and maintain your perennials, etc.

I would highly recommend this book to any gardener that uses perennials in their gardens (don't we all???).

Positive dceldridge On Jun 24, 2005, dceldridge wrote:

I use the book extensively to help me recall the names and other information regarding the perennials I have. The full-color photographs are excellent for identification, and the comments about the various varieties are extensive.

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